There is no better way to begin your day in Tel Aviv than by tucking into a flavorsome breakfast. This city has experienced a recent increase in the number of cafés that have opened up across the city, so there are plenty of options to choose from. From independent coffee shops to popular chains, we have selected some of the best breakfasts in Tel Aviv.
Credit: Xoho – Dror Einav
No matter what time of day you are looking for breakfast, Café Xoho will not disappoint. Their all-day breakfast caters for both vegetarians and vegans and it is brimming with fresh local produce. This neighborhood café is particularly popular with hipsters due to its artistic interior and healthy menu. Here you’ll find anything from matcha tea lattes and an unami-bomb bulgur bowl. Breakfast dishes include freshly baked banana bread (5.30 USD) served with either crème or vegan butter and the juanito burrito (12.35 USD) for a spicy kick. There is also a vegan breakfast (14.70 USD) with scrambled tofu, avocado spread, and Portobello mushrooms. Everything on the menu at Café Xoho is made in-house. Word has also broken out about Café Xoho’s homemade cookies, so be sure to treat yourself after one of the best breakfasts in Tel Aviv.
17 J.L. Gordon street, Tel Aviv
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 07.30-17.00
Friday – 7.30-16.00
Saturday – 10.00-16.00
Credit: Xoho – Dror Einav
Loveat may be a café chain in Tel Aviv but it boasts a friendly, small-town ambiance that is topped off with fresh ingredients. Organic coffee is at the heart of Loveat’s menu and it even has its very own coffee roasting house in Labyte Barzilai. Loveat also boasts its own cold brew coffee which is a great refreshing addition to the breakfast table in summer. This chain has an environmentally friendly work ethic from farm to plate, focussing on fair trade and recycling. All ingredients are grown in Israel and the menu focuses on popular Israeli ingredients such as tahini, fresh vegetables, rice, quinoa, and nuts. There are five branches of Loveat in Tel Aviv that all are easy to find.
From 07:00 onwards Monday-Friday (closing times vary for each store)
For a breakfast that is a little more upmarket, take a visit to Claro and taste one of the best breakfasts in Tel Aviv. This stylish restaurant is home to Israel’s notable chef Ran Shmueli. Along with good food, Claro prides itself on being a social hotspot, with music every evening. For visitors who miss the early breakfast rush, Claro is an exceptional destination for brunch. It serves a breakfast tray for two which includes an array of eggs cooked to your preference, salad, baked bread, trout, goats cheese, spiced olives, yogurt, granola, coffee, and an orange juice all for 176ILS (52 USD). To get your morning off to an even better start, there is an option to upgrade the orange juice to a cocktail (4.71USD).
Ha’arbaa st 23, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
For those with a flair for coffee, Nahat is the place to go. Opened in 2015, this café and micro-roastery boasts a selection of coffee from around the world. It is located close to the famous Dizengoff Square and takes inspiration from an 18th-century European coffeehouse. The coffee is roasted and then ground by Nahat’s talented baristas who will recommend customers a coffee depending on their mood. Visitors will also find light breakfast options including a selection of freshly baked sweet treats.
Dizengoff Square, HaRav Reines St 1, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Located in the ancient district of Jaffa, this quaint café is so popular that it has been serving up local delicacies for over twenty years. Located in Jaffa, Café Paul’s is a local café that specializes in imported coffee which is then roasted right on site. Visitors can expect a breakfast consisting of home-baked bread and pastries set within a relaxed environment.
Yefet St 142, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
6:30-22:00 (Fridays 6:30-17:30)
Credit: Café Paul’s
Many locals in Tel Aviv will argue that this café has the best breakfast in Tel Aviv. Benedict is a breakfast chain and both stores have their own particular theme. Their main priority is breakfast and so visitors can expect all-day breakfast items that include American style breakfast burgers, pancakes, and a traditional Israeli breakfast. The first store to open in Tel Aviv was Benedict Ben Yehuda which claims to be the first breakfast restaurant in the world. The classic Israeli breakfast at Benedict Rothschild (16.76 USD) involves an omelet topped with garnishes of your choice and served with homemade breads, salads and a Glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. In keeping with this store’s New York Soho inspiration, guests will also find popular American dishes such as the Philly cheesesteak (21.17 USD) and eggs benedict (20.28 USD). Vegans can choose from a delicious crepe filled with chocolate, blueberry sauce, and some optional fruit, or, a chickpea pancake topped with tomatoes and herbs. The café loves its breakfast so much that it even boasts a midnight breakfast menu that is only served from midnight until 08:00 in the morning.
Ben Yehuda St
Open until 00:00
8am-12am (24 hours on Thursday and Friday)
Rothschild Blvd 29, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Open 24 hours Monday-Sunday
Vegans will rejoice at this all-vegan restaurant that has become popular with vegans and meat eaters across the city. The restaurant is always busy and it has grown in popularity due to its beautifully tasting dishes that speak for themselves. Along with a brilliant selection of quiches, salads and mouth-watering raw desserts, Anastasia also boasts plenty of breakfast items. Shakshuka (15.30 USD) is a popular breakfast item menu that comprises polenta and tofu balls with tomato sauces, garlic, and spinach, served together with labane, eggplant cream, tahini and bread. The restaurants also have lots of gluten-free dishes and most breakfasts include gluten free bread. Wash it all down with one of many freshly made beverages including smoothies, coconut milk based milkshakes, and hot cocktails such as Strawberry Campari (11.20 USD). There is also a wide range of tea infusions such as White Peach and Apricot Ginseng all combined together with almond milk. For something a little more different, opt for a natural coffee substitute such as roasted cocoa powder or ground date palms kernel. Visitors can expect affordable prices and a spacious dining area.
Frishman St 54, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
For freshly baked goods, Lehamin ticks all the boxes. This kosher bakery chain boasts a wide range of bread, pastries, cakes, pies, and sandwiches. Lehamin also serves breakfast trays filled with a selection of fruits, cheese, sweet pastries, salmon and bread. The products are baked overnight in store, fresh for the morning. There are three individual stores located at Sarona Market, Carmel market, and the city’s port.
Monday-Thursday 24 hours